Financial Incest

We all know the economy is tough right now. I previously wrote about how to discuss job loss with children. Tough conversations have to be conducted, but how? Often parents feel anxiety over their financial situation and try to unload some of the burden on their children. Parents must walk a fine line between disclosing too much and making their children feel insecure and confused, and not disclosing enough and therefore having to pretend that everything is ok.

In session, we will discuss what messages you received as a child and how they framed your understanding and usage of money. You will form and role play appropriate conversations to have with your children to make them feel emotionally supported and secure.

Book Recommendation:

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind is a great read that helps you learn how to cultivate a healthy emotional and intellectual child development.